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Poster: spiritwalker Date: Apr 15, 2009 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day vs. night shows

Sure made a difference to me.With the outdoor shows ,the weather was part of the factor.For me,washington DC '86 comes to mind...I always wondered why they played outdoor shows in the hottest part of the year.I guess it was the only time that some of the venues were available?Indoor shows were way better to me.


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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Apr 16, 2009 7:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: day vs. night shows

I was the exact opposite..... I always loved the outdoor shows. I think the sound was better and the vibe was always better at an outdoor show. Plus the outdoor venues always seemed to be different from one another. I know alot of them weren't really, but they seemed it. Much of that may be due to the fact that most of my travel shows were outdoors when the weather was nice, so the lot scene and the camping and the surrounding area etc added gratly to the experience. Had many fun times camping out at places like Alpine and Merriweather and Blossom and other such places. The 2nd show I ever saw was at City Island in Harrisburg. That was kind of the one that got me into the outdoor shows. Not the best show I ever saw, but I just thought it was kinda coll to see a concert on an island in the middle of a river...
Indoor arenas all seemed the same to me. Spectrum, Byrne, MSG....same drab Arena, different drab city. The one exception to that for me was the shroom room in Hampton. That was a pretty cool place to see a show!!

Outdoor shows rocked...Nothing better than spending a summer evening with the GD!!!